Speaking of pictures - I have to promote a friend's business, birdznest photography, to you all. The owner is an incredible family and child photographer based in CA. (Though she will travel for photo shoots, especially if you get a group together.) Take a look at her portfolio and you'll know exactly why I think she is so talented. Also, an all around kickass wife, mom and person too.
Way back in the day I worked with her equally talented husband in an office in beautiful Skokie, IL that can only be described as a Member's Only jacket brought to life. Meeting these two was a badly needed breath of creative fresh air. I can't recommend them both more.